Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim and pray that you find hope and comfort in God’s Word.  If you are visiting this morning, please sign one of the guest registries located at both entrances of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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The Second Sunday in Advent
December 9, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Great “O” Antiphons

The Bells of Zion, Friedheim

The Prelude  
P:         In the name of the Father (+), and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
C:         Amen (to be sung).
The Baptismal Hymn

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“See This Wonder in the Making”


The Choir

“Advent Joy”

The Readings   The Coming Christ
Isaiah 11:1-10     A profile of the promised son of David
Romans 15:4-13 The basis of hope:  The coming of Christ
Matthew 3:1-13  Prepare by repenting
The Sermon Hymn

TLH #66

“Hark the Glad Sound!  The Savior Comes”

The Sermon  

“Prepare by Repenting ” – Matthew 3:1-12

Even church people need to repent.

  1. If they come as spectators.
  2. If they fail to produce fruits of repentance.
  3. If they trust only in church membership.
  4. If you do not repent, then face judgment.
The Gathering of the Morning Offerings

+  The Great “O” Antiphons  +

The First Antiphon

“O Wisdom”

O Wisdom, who comest forth from the mouth of the most high, reaching mightily from one boundary of the world to the other, and pleasantly ordering all things, come, teach us the way of prudence.
P: Behold the name of the Lord cometh from afar.
C: And let the whole earth be filled with His glory.
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, Thy power, O Lord, and come, that by Thy protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Thy mighty deliverance; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end.
C: Amen.
The congregation sings:  

O Come, Thou WISDOM from on high,
Who ord’rest all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show.
And teach us in her ways to go.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

The Second Antiphon

“O Lord”

O Lord, eternal and leader of the House of Israel, who didst appear to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and didst give the law to him on Sinai, come to redeem us by Thine outstretched arm.
P: Prepare ye the way of the Lord.  Alleluia!
C: Make His paths straight.  Alleluia!
The Collect  
P: Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Thine only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve Thee with pure minds; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
C: Amen.
The congregation sings:  

O Come, O Come, Thou LORD of Might,
Who to Thy Tribes on Sinai’s height,
In ancient times didst give the law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe,
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

The Third Antiphon

“O Root of Jesse”

O Root of Jesse, who standest for an ensign of the people, before whom kings shall keep silent, to whom the nations shall offer their petitions, come to deliver us, wait not any longer.
P: Rejoice greatly, O Zion.
C: Behold, Thy King cometh.
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, Thy power and come and with great might strengthen us that by the help of Thy grace whatsoever is hindered by our sins may be speedily accomplished through Thy mercy and satisfaction; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
C: Amen.
The congregation sings:  

From every foe deliver them,
That trust Thy mercy to save,
And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

The Fourth Antiphon

“O Key of David”

O Key of David and Scepter of the House of Israel, who closeth portals and no one can open them, come thou and from his cell lead forth the captive who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death.

P: Come, O Lord, and make no tarrying;
C: Loosen the bonds of the people Israel.
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the wills of Thy faithful people that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works may of Thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
C: Amen.
The congregation sings:  

O Come, Thou KEY OF DAVID, Come,
And open wide our heav’nly home
Make swift the way that leads on high
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

The Fifth Antiphon

“O Rising Sun”

O rising orb of day, splendor of light eternal and sun of righteousness, come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

P: Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
C: Our God shall come, Alleluia!
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our hearts to prepare the way of Thine only-begotten Son; that by His Advent we may be enabled to serve Thee with purified minds; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
C: Amen.
The congregation sings:  

O Come, Thou DAYSPRING from on high,
And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadow put to flight.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to Thee, O Israel.

The Sixth Antiphon

“O King of Nations”

O King of Nations and their great desire, thou cornerstone who makest one of twain, as Thou has formed man from the ground, come now and save him.

P: Behold, the Lord shall come and all His saints with Him.  Alleluia!
C: And in that day the light shall be great.  Alleluia!
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy power and come, that they who trust in Thy mercy may speedily be delivered from all adversity; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
C: Amen.
The congregation sings:  

In one the hearts of all mankind,
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And by Thyself our King of Peace,
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

The Seventh Antiphon

“O God with Us”

O Emmanuel, our King and lawgiver, for whom the nations wait, their only Savior, come Thou, O Lord our God, be our salvation.
P: Drop down ye heavens from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness;
C: Let the earth open and bring forth salvation.
The Collect  
P: Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy power and come, that they who trust in Thy mercy may speedily be delivered from all adversity; through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord.
C: Amen.
The congregation sings:  

O Come, O Come EMMANUEL,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

The Prayers of the People of God at Friedheim
The Lord’s Prayer  
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And with Thy Spirit. (to be sung)
The Collect for Peace  
P: The Lord be with you.
C: Thanks be to God. (to be sung)
The Benediction  
C: Amen, Amen, Amen.  (to be sung)
The Closing Hymn

TLH #59

“O Lord, How Shall I Meet Thee”


The Acolyte

Ethan Lichtle

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Steve Conrad, Zane Buuck, Markie Mourey, Todd Scheumann, Alex Baumann, Cheryl Bultemeyer, Bernice Caston, Todd Gehres, and Angela Sielschott.  We also remember those in the teaching ministry.  Today we remember our Wyneken teacher’s aides, Susie Ehlerding, Hollie Hormann, LaDonna McBride, and Donna Schieferstein, Kristin Scheumann, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, and Candace McMullan who teaches at Immanuel at Riverside, California.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

This morning Ava Jane Roemer, daughter of Dave & Tessa (Schlemmer) Roemer, receives the holy washing of baptism.  Her godfathers are JT Roemer and Brian Schlemmer.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We rejoice with Keith & Mitzi (Bultemeier) Gardner on the birth of their son, George Evan, on Friday, November 30.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We also rejoice with Amy Erxleben and Roberto Arriaga, Jr. who were married at the Botanical Gardens yesterday afternoon.  May our Loving Father be at the heart of their home and graciously bless them.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Kelly Baumann (Trevor’s wife) and Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew).

We remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who is in Iraq, Jason Putteet, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband) who is in Iraq, our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen, Mike Brandt, Cody Kiess (grandson of Gene & Irene Kiess), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), Danny Cross (Laura Knipstein’s fiancée), and Brian Journay (grandson of Dick & Alma Miller), as well as Lydia Reynolds (niece of Dick & Donna Hileman), Steven Banks (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew) who is a Marine serving in Iraq,  James Johnson (Jean Timm’s nephew), Randy McAllister (Fern Riemke’s son and brother of Kim, Terry, and Julie) who is serving in Germany, and Aaron Allen and Toney Hempel (Lucile Stoppenhagen’s grandsons), who are both deployed in Iraq.  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

You can watch Worship for Shut Ins on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on WPTA-TV Channel 21, at 8 a.m. on Digital 33.2 & Satellite 252 on Sunday mornings, or on Comcast Cable Channel 55 on Sunday and Monday afternoons at 4 p.m.  

Plan on attending our mid-week Advent services.  Our second service will be held on Wednesday, December 12, at 7 p.m.  Pastor’s sermon will be “The Basis for Hope—The Coming Christ” from Romans 15:4-13.  (The LYF will serve supper prior to the service.  Come to the Parish Hall at 6 p.m. for a taco supper!)

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour which airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of Cincinnati at 7 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m.   The program is broadcast on Sundays at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Lutheran Hour can also be heard on WOWO (1190 AM) on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. Today’s message, “Hope in Hopeless Times,” by Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus is from Romans 15:13.  When good news seems in short supply, God’s people find hope in the Lord.  (Did you know that the broadcast can be heard by the military by logging on to www.lutheranhour.org/AFN/listen.htm?)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Have you ever listened to “Issues, Etc.” that airs LIVE on Sunday evenings from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) in Fort Wayne and on a tape-delay basis on Sunday evenings from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM) in Fort Wayne?   You might want to tune in to it sometime.

There are still a few copies of this year’s Advent-Christmas devotional booklets, including a few sight-saver copies.  If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, please pick one up as you leave the worship service today.


Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”   Next week’s theme is “When the Messiah Comes.”

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops” (Proverbs 3:9).  Do we carry out God’s commands as He gives them, or do we modify His Word to suit our preferences or our time?  If we truly love God and are grateful for all His blessings, we will not hesitate to do what He asks of us.  BY waiting, we show that something or someone is in competition with Him.  Isn’t that someone usually ourselves?

The problems have been fixed with the Internet service in the church office.  You can now e-mail your announcements for the bulletin and/or newsletter to churchoffice@zionfriedheim.org.  A special thanks goes out to Marv Drier, Tim Blomenberg, and Al Lautzenheiser for getting this task completed.

Our 7th and 8th grade Sunday School students have two service projects year.  They would like to correspond with our servicemen and women and send “care” packages to them (the packages would probably be sent some time in January).  Could you help the class out by providing military addresses for those serving?  The class is looking forward to writing letters to our service people prior to them sending out the care packages.  Please contact the church office or Wava Lichtle, the class’s Sunday School teacher, with this information as soon as possible.  The other project is called “Kids Helping Kids.” You can help deserving children in Adams County (kindergarten through 5th grade).  Boxes have been placed in either entranceway of the church for you to place your donation of caps, gloves, socks, underwear, gently used or new coats, and gently used or new boots.  This will be an on-going project.  Thank you in advance.

A special thank you goes out to all who helped with our “Advent by Candlelight” last Monday evening.  It was a well-attended, meaningful program.  Whether you volunteered to be a hostess (or co-hostess), helped with the program, worked with the sound system, transported items for chimes, or helped it any other way, your work was appreciated.  It was a beautiful, inspiring evening.

Did you find a Kodak disposable camera after the “Advent by Candlelight” event?  If so, please contact Ann Crosby. 

Kris Blomenberg is the “Meals of Grace” coordinator for December.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry of our church, please contact Kris at 547-4673.  We are getting low on some of our food items.  Perhaps, while fixing your own family’s meal, you could make a little extra to be donated to “Meals of Grace.”  Soup is greatly appreciated especially as the weather begins to cool down.  Smaller portions (for one or two) of a main dish, casserole, or dessert are also appreciated.  Don’t forget to date your donation and list the ingredients.  You can place your donation in the freezer in the back room (furnace room) of the church basement.  Thanks in advance for your help!

The Sunday School students are asked to remain in church following the worship service today.  They will begin practicing their Christmas program.  The pre-K/kindergarten class will practice in church and then will head to the Parish Hall for their class. 

Our Budget & Election Meeting will take place following the worship service today.  Since the children will be practicing their Christmas program, the meeting will be held in the church basement.  Please make sure to attend this important meeting of our congregation.  Installation of the 2008 Church Council will take place on Sunday, December 16.  The following individuals have been nominated for office:


Mike Conrad


Synodical Treasurer:

Janice Buuck

Melyssa Bultemeier


Paul Des Jean

Dale Heckman

Kent Kiefer



Corbin Bultemeier

Fred Geels

Ed Geyer

Dennis Schuller

Recording Secretary:

Teri Conrad

Beth Kitson

Board of Evangelism:

Lin Gorman

Monica Stoppenhagen


Kim Schamerloh

Board of Education:

Mitch Baumann

Tim Blomenberg


Kevin Conrad

Mike Linnemeier

Friedheim Foundation:

Marv Drier

Loren Gallmeyer


Chris Rhymer

Adam Sielschott

Board of Stewardship:

Shirley Drier

Joe Gorman

The LYF will be serving supper before our Wednesday Advent services.  Meals are planned for Wednesday, December 12, and 19.  A taco supper is planned for this Wednesday while soup & salad will be served on the 19th.  Serving begins at 6 p.m.  (LYF members are to arrive by 5:30 p.m.)  Youth are reminded to bring a dessert each week (pie, cake, pudding, etc.).

Do you plan on placing poinsettias in church (and aren’t purchasing them from the Wyneken 8th graders)?   If so, make sure you let the Decorating Committee (Tina Geels, Betty Sielschott, Sara Rhymer, Mitzi Gardner, or Angie Baumann) know of your intentions and if you are placing the poinsettias “In Memory of” or “In Honor of” someone.   A listing of donations will be placed in the December 23 bulletin.

The Morning Glories will have all their crafts displayed in Classroom D in the Parish Hall beginning this Sunday, and continuing through Sunday, December 23.  This will give you an opportunity to shop after church.  Sales totaled $552.25 at Wyneken.  Also the Morning Glories are taking a holiday break.  They will resume meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8. 

The Adams County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is planning an antique auction on Sunday, February 24, at the K of C in Decatur to raise money for the Relay for Life (a fundraising event for cancer that is held in June).  Donations of antique items are needed.  Such items include metal toys, board games, baseball cards, comics, dolls, doll furniture, Depression ware, Carnival glass, clocks, hand tools, and guns.  To help in advertising this event and print sale fliers, the committee would like to have a list of items by the end of December, collect the items in January, and then distribute advertising fliers in February.  Please contact Gene or Irene Kiess at 724-4436 if you have items to donate to this worthy cause.  Thanks in advance for your support.

You can get your blood pressure checked this morning.  Our parish nurse (Wava Lichtle) and her assistants will be available both before and after the worship service.

The LWML Thursday morning Bible class will take a holiday break, not meeting again until Thursday, January 3, at the home of Ann Crosby.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will have their December Breakfast meeting on Thursday, December 13, at 8 a.m. in the Decatur Room of Adams Memorial Hospital.  All board members, coordinators, special advisors, CLU FIC Financial consultants of our Thrivent office, members, spouses, and all interested parties are invited to attend.  If you plan on coming, please contact Evelyn DeBolt (724-4259) or Shirley Hormann (724-3101) by December 10.

The Tabea Society will have extra quilting this Wednesday, December 12. 

Please keep the afternoon of Sunday, January 27, open!  Our congregational fellowship dinner, catered by Norm Schueler, will be held that day.  (Dessert donations will be gladly accepted, however.)  Plan on coming and enjoy an afternoon/evening of fellowship, conversation, and good food!

St. John’s Bingen invites you to join them for their men’s open gym on Wednesday evenings at 8:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, you can contact Jon Zwick at 724-8980.

The Men’s Monday Night Basketball Church League faces Preble this Monday, December 10 and on Thursday, December 13, Berne Missionary will be their opponent.  Both games are at 7 p.m. at Monmouth.  If you have any questions, please contact Steve Conrad (547-4597).

This Christmas Love INC is once again sponsoring the “Emmanuel Project,” helping to provide gifts to Adams County children from low-income families.  All gifts need to be picked up and delivered by December 12.  You may deliver the gifts to the families or take them to a designated church that will be a distribution point where the parents of these children will pick them up.  So far 200 children have been sponsored, but there are still 200 children on the list that need to be sponsored.  If you are willing to help, you may contact Love INC, by calling 728-4503.  Office hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday).  Love INC is located at 1735 Patterson Street in Decatur’s Industrial Park.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 261 with 151 receiving Holy Communion; Sunday School – 54; Bible Class – 14; Early-bird Bible Class – 17; Mid-week Advent Service - 79



Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose




Wyneken News

Don’t forget that SCRIP gift cards make great socking stuffers and gifts.   WalMart has been added to the vendor list.  You can purchase certificates in $25 and $100 denominations (with a 2% return).   Although UltraZone and Quizno’s are no longer on the order sheet, there are still some certificates available in stock.  See Kim Weiland to make your purchases.  Remember SCRIP is also available at Wyneken throughout the day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week and after school on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.  You can also E-mail Kim at kimw@jwgroupinc.com to place your SCRIP order.

Mark you calendars for Thursday, December 13, at 7 p.m. when our Pre-K through 2nd grade students will have their musical program.  “Santa’s Shopping Network” and “The Unfriendly Beasts” are the titles of the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades programs, while “Angel!  Angel!” is the pre-K program.  Parents, don’t forget to bring your bake sale items for the PTL bake sale held in the multi-purpose room.  (Note:  The Wyneken Board of Education will meet after the lower grades program at 8 p.m.)

“Make a Joyful Noise!”  Come one!  Come all!   Listen to the Wyneken chimes and singers on Sunday, December 16, at 2 p.m. in the Wyneken cafetorium.

Take a look at the specials in this month’s Market Day order form, which is included in this morning’s bulletin.  The order form has a different look and includes some recipes and other information.  Order sheets need to be returned to school right after winter break (Friday, January 4).  Internet or phone orders are needed by noon on Saturday, January 5.  (If you order on-line, you have the opportunity to win a Walt Disney World vacation, an iPod, or Best Buy gift cards.)  New items include chicken & dumplings ($8.99) and chocolate chip meltdown ($6.99).  Great deals can be found on pot roast ($13.97), beef patties ($12.49), French dip ($13.99) boneless pork chops ($10.99), Mediterranean pizzas ($7.69), potato skins ($6.79), broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken ($13.99), chicken parmesan patties ($11.29), chicken tenders ($12.99), hot & spicy Buffalo wings ($9.39), baby baked potatoes ($8.29), Kraft mac & cheese singles ($8.99), pepperoni pizza eat-zzas ($7.69), roasted turkey with stuffing ($8.59), large shrimp ($9.79), American cheese ($10.99), cheddar cheese guppies ($5.79),baked potato soup ($11.59). munch packs ($6.59),breakfast bundles ($10.99), breakfast quesadillas ($9.79), chocolate chip cookie dough ($6.29), apple blossoms ($8.49), funnel cakes ($8.59), and Gatorade kid-size variety pack ($11.79).  In addition, you can save $1 on all their tasty vegetables on page 5 of the order sheet.  Pick-up date is Thursday, January 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the cafetorium.  Contact Sharon Franke (623-3992) if you have any questions.

Don’t forget to save your Box Tops for Education (General Mills products, Pillsbury products, Gold Medal flour, and others) and Campbell’s labels (UPC codes) while doing your holiday baking and cooking.  You can send them in at anytime. 

Congratulations to Ryan Hockemeyer and Tia Lee who represented the 6th grade in the recent Bible Bowl held at St. Peter-Immanuel. 

Wyneken’s Christmas break begins on Saturday, December 22, with classes resuming on Thursday, January 3.

The Wyneken Day Care Program is working on room modifications and once the room is set up, an inspection by the State will be held.  After receiving licensing from the State, infants and toddlers will be accepted into the Day Care program with a target date of January 2008.  Additional staff (both volunteer and paid) will be needed.  Perhaps you would like to volunteer some time to help take care of the infants by rocking, cuddling, and feeding them.  If so, please contact Tami Schultz.  They are also looking for infant items—cribs, high chairs, changing tables, etc.  If you have some that you would like to donate or sell, please contact Tami Schultz.  If you are able to support this ministry through donations or would like to volunteer some time (one day per week or, perhaps, just a morning or afternoon), please contact the school (639-6177) or Tami Schultz at school (639-6064) or her home (547-4540). 

Sporting News

The JV teams will face Unity at Unity on Monday, December 10.  The girls’ game starts at 4:15 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 5:30 p.m.  The JV teams play again on Saturday, December 15, at Wyneken.  The girls will play St. Peter-Immanuel at 9:15 a.m. with the boys’ game to follow at 10:30 a.m.  The 7th grade teams face St. Joe (Decatur) at St. Joe on Monday, December 10, with the girls’ game at 5 p.m. and the boys’ game at 6 p.m.  On Tuesday, December 11, the 7th graders face St. John the Baptist at Wyneken.  The girls’ game is at 5 p.m. with the boys’ game slated to start at 6:15 p.m.  On Thursday, December 13, the 7th & 8th graders will play Concordia.  The girls’ games will be at Wyneken (7th at 4:15 p.m. and 8th at 5:30 p.m.) while the boys’ games will be played at Concordia (7th at 4:15 p.m. and 8th at 5:30 p.m.).  The 8th graders face Unity at Unity on Saturday, December 15, with the girls’ game at 9:15 a.m. followed by the boys’ game at 10:30 a.m.  Fans are always welcome at the games!

Just a reminder that during Advent no Wednesday practices will be held.


TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service


 Blood Pressure Clinic before & after services

  10:00 a.m.  Christmas Eve Program Practice
  10:00 a.m.  Budget & Election Meeting
MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Men’s basketball (Preble) @ Monmouth
  7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Busy Women’s Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m. Early-bird Bible Class
WEDNESDAY 8:20 a.m. Chapel @ Wyneken
  All Day Tabea Society Extra Quilting  
  6:00 p.m. LYF Mid-week Advent Taco Supper
  7:00 p.m. Mid-week Advent Service
  8:00 p.m. Choir
  8:30 p.m.

Men’s open gym @ Wyneken

THURSDAY 8:00 a.m.

Thrivent Breakfast Meeting @ Adams Memorial

  7:00 p.m. Lower Grades Program @ Wyneken
  7:00 p.m. Men’s basketball (Berne Missionary) @ Monmouth
  8:00 p.m. Wyneken School Board


December 16

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

    Installation of 2008 Church Council


10:15 a.m.

Christmas Eve Program Practice


10:15 a.m.

Adult Bible Class

December 17

7:00 p.m.

Adult Bible Class


7:00 p.m.

Busy Woman’s Bible Class

7:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball

December 18

6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class


9:30 p.m.

Men’s basketball

December 19

6:00 p.m. LYF Soup & Salad Supper


7:00 p.m. Mid-week Advent service


8:00 p.m.

Choir Practice

  8:30 p.m.

Men’s open gym @ Wyneken

 December 20

8:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball


  January newsletter items due in the church office
December 21

8:20 a.m.

Chapel @ Wyneken

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